What a festival for the eyes it is to see beauty personified! Since a few days my mind was wandering around the beautiful form of RadhaGopinath (@ ISKCON Churney Road); and yesterday I received a text saying that it was His birthday. Now what could stop us from visiting the Most Beautiful Blue-Boy.
After my college I called my husband to discuss with him the time and place where we could meet and then rush to greet the 'Birthday Boy.'
Excited, euphoric and panting a little we reached His merciful abode. But, increasing our elated eagerness, the curtains were closed. A mild pleasant kirtan appeased our apprehensive heart as we were waiting for the darshan. Finally the bell rang and the curtains opened and our eyes celebrated the most awaited delight.
In a yellow dhoti, green waists-band abd a red head-gear, Sri Gopinath was capturing our mind with His colorful appearance. But, His heart seemed captured by the most Beautiful Sri Radhe dressed in orange and red.
All of us were spell bounded by Their charming darshan and couldn't move an inch for quite a while. With the enchanting kirtan our captivated heart were offering prayers of gratitude for the opportunity of that moment.
After sitting for a while we decided to leave as the curtains were about to close and it is not a happy sight. Then we had a fulfilling dinner and preferred to walk till the railway station. However, somehow, we got attracted by the beach and decided to sit there for sometime.
Embracing the breeze of tranquility we sat a little away from the shore to not be disturbed by the waters. It was low tide and fortunately no rains. The divine solitude of the atmosphere inspired me to sing the names and glories of the Lord.
With every kiss of the soothing wind and a heart heavy with gratitude we felt the Love of God in every moment. Our souls thanked the supreme for calling us to His abode and then guiding us to witness His incredible creations- the playful waves, the gliding wind, the mysterious sky and the sacred silence amidst the screaming vehicles of a city like Mumbai. I realized "how peace can be found even amidst chaos if we can simply recognize the presence of God in every situation, everywhere and appreciate His blessings."
What was supposed to be 5 mins turned into an hour and we had to leave. Though we wished to wait a little longer, our heart was tasting nectar of contentment. We could not speak for some time, but knew that we both were reflecting on the gift of that Evening with Love.